Why are external HDD enclosures advertised as 3.5"

Stuart Jansen sjansen at buscaluz.org
Tue Feb 6 10:11:44 MST 2007

On Tue, 2007-02-06 at 10:00 -0700, Stuart Jansen wrote:
> It sounds like you actually need a 5.5" enclosure. Desktop systems
> usually use 5.5" drive because they're faster and cheaper. Most laptops
> use 3.5" drives because even though they're slower and more expensive,
> they're smaller. Really small laptops use 2.5" drives. I surprised you
> only found 3.5" and 2.5" enclosures. The good news is that 5.5"
> enclosures are usually much cheaper than 3.5" enclosures.

Uhm... er.. yeah. Ignore everything I said. Obviously too early in the

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